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Federal prosecutors said AstraZeneca and Cephalon underpaid quarterly rebates owed to the states and caused the U.S. government to be overcharged for its payments to the states for the Medicaid program. (Credit: Getty)

AstraZeneca, Cephalon Pay $54M To End Medicaid Rebate Row

AstraZeneca LP and Cephalon Inc. have agreed to pay $46.5 million and $7.5 million, respectively, to resolve claims brought by a whistleblower in a False Claims Act suit accusing the drugmakers of knowingly underpaying for rebates owed to the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, federal prosecutors announced on Monday.

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